CBW Charges Women To Vote During Election

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Commonwealth Business Women (CBW), Nigeria has called on Nigerian women to come out to vote candidates of their choice.

Chief Executive Officer of CBW Nigeria, Afoma Adigwe made this charge on Tuesday in a statement made available to journalists in Lagos.
According to the statement, women have the political will to change the fortune of Nigeria and bring bout positive long lasting development to the nation.

“women have contributed positively to humanity, we have an obligation to vote to assure we have a positive future and access to programs that sustains us. Women have long had to fight for many rights and voting is just one of them. Voting is not just a right, it is also a privilege. Every eligible person should be participating.  

We as women just have to vote and make our voices heard. It's a privilege to be able to have a say in who gets to run our country, and we should never take opportunity like  that for granted especially in an election that matters as much as this one. It is very important for us as women to vote because our choice creates our society,” the statement states.

While kicking against any form of electoral violence against women at polling centers, Adigwe whose organization will observe election in 24 states across the federation said any form of electoral violence against women during the voting process will amount to gender based violence.

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